FW: NEWS: DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-Back Sites
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media only: Najma Roberts (DOH)
September 28, 2012 202-724-7481
Gwendolyn Crump (MPD)
Sarah Neiderer (DC Water)
DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-Back Sites
The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on September 29
Washington, DC – District of Columbia residents will have the option to safely dispose of household medications at drug take-back sites throughout the city. The upcoming “Take-Back” initiative, being held on Saturday, September 29, is an effort to safely collect unused and expired medications and prevent improper drug disposal and distribution.
The DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority are encouraging District residents to participate in this nation-wide effort. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in conjunction with state and local governments, law enforcements, community, and public health organizations will host the drug “Take-Back” initiative for the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland areas.
The drug “Take-Back” initiative will help educate the public of proper medication disposal methods, as well as offer local take-back collection centers for people wanting to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medicines. Collection centers will be facilitated by the Washington area DEA, who will work with state and local police departments throughout the region to help collect and destroy medications.
The DEA will offer several collection sites this Saturday, September, 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous. Below is a list of collection sites in the District of Columbia.
FIRST POLICE DISTRICT
101 M STREET, SW
FIRST DISTRICT SUBSTATION
500 E STREET, SE
SECOND POLICE DISTRICT
3320 IDAHO AVENUE, NW
THIRD POLICE DISTRICT
1620 V STREET, NW
THIRD DISTRICT SUBSTATION
750 PARK ROAD, NW
FOURTH POLICE DISTRICT
6001 GEORGIA AVENUE, NW
FIFTH POLICE DISTRICT
BLADENSBURG ROAD, NE
SIXTH POLICE DISTRICT
100 42ND STREET, NE
FREDERICK DOUGLAS HOME
1411 WEST STREET SE
U.S. CAPITOL POLICE HEADQUARTERS
COLLECTION BOX LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE D STREET DOOR
U.S. CAPITOL POLICE SERGEANT APRIL ARANYOSI
119 D STREET, NE
UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
4200 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW
BUILDING 39/ROOM C-04
WISCONSIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
3920 ALTON PLACE, NW
BOLLING AFB EXCHANGE
195 CHAPPIE JAMES BLVD
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